Crafted from mouth-blown glass and fired in a traditional mud brick kiln in Herat, Afghanistan, these Turquoise Tall Tumblers are all satisfyingly individual, with beautiful complexities in the glass that can only occur from handcraftsmanship. These glasses bring a genuine charm to the table.
Herat’s distinctive coloured glass has been traded along the length of the Silk Road for two centuries. This tumbler was made by Ghulam Sekhi, an artisan based in the ancient citadel of Herat, keeping the precious glass industry alive as one of the last in an ancient line of glassblowers.
The glass is made by grinding quartz, plant ash and natural oxides down together to create the vibrant colours that Herati glass is renowned for.
Average size: 15cm high